|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 9, 1999, 7:43|
>I, in college, invented a system of forty letters which would allow me to
>take notes faster. I memorized it and can still write in it and read it.
>The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog
>for instance, would look like
>[theta] qc brn fx jmpt ovr [theta] l[a macron]z[e macron] dg.
>I also invented characters for "tion" (a long s and an n),
>/sh/ [long s]
> /ng/ [n with a tail]
> /ngk/ [n with a tail curving over itself]
>/ch/ [t with a long slanted crossbar]
>[ing] [a dot above the last letter -- stole this from shorthand]
When I am taking notes, i often take out the vowels in the words, and I
can still understand them:
I really dont like to take notes, because it tires my hand. - I rlly dnt
lk to tke nts, bcse it trs my hnd.
Of course some vowels are left in, but thats to make sure i dont mistake
it for another word. Usually the spelling can vary. Some other
abbreviations I use are:
b/f - before